Participants log in from across the U.S. for new lodge leader training. On screen are: Top row l. to r., Mark Garrett, MOST Programs administrator; Darren Lindee, L-60; Tim Jefferies, L-549. Middle row, John Bland, L-13; Luke Lafley, L-242 and Tim Bradbury, L-37. Bottom row, Tom Ryan, L-5 Z-5; Bruce Forshee, L-667 and Heath Simmons, L-108.
Sixteen U.S. business managers/secretary treasurers, business agents and lodge officers attended online training October 13-15 to brush up their skills or prepare for their roles as recent or newly elected leaders. Facilitators, presenters, lodge leaders and invited guests logged in via computer, tablet or smartphone to Microsoft Teams to participate in a “virtual classroom” setting.
Topics included Brotherhood Policies and Procedures, NACBE and Common Arc, Membership and Financial Reporting, Grievance Handling and Duty of Fair Representation, Boilermaker Craft Jurisdiction, MOST-IBB Construction Safety and Health, Local Joint Referral Rules, the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund, and National Agreements and Specialty Agreements. Overviews were also presented by the Boilermakers National Funds, Bank of Labor, the National Transient Division and the communications, legislative affairs and history preservation departments.
Lodge leaders attending were: Tom Ryan, L-5 Z-5 (Floral Park, New York); Mike Bogue, L-5 Z-7 (Orchard Park, New York); John Bland, L-13 (Philadelphia); Tim Bradbury, L-37 (New Orleans); Kevin Battle, L-45 (Richmond, Virginia); Darren Lindee, L-60 (Peoria, Illinois); Brett Moltz, L-69 (Little Rock, Arkansas); Louis Miramontes, L-92 (Los Angeles); Robert Gallegos, L-101 (Denver); Heath Simmons, L-108 (Birmingham, Alabama); Henry Kennedy, L-110 (Hattiesburg, Mississippi); Mike Stanton, L-154 (Pittsburgh); Luke Lafley, L-242 (Spokane, Washington); Tim Rollins, L-433 (Tampa, Florida); Tim Jefferies, L-549 (Pittsburg, California); Bruce Forshee, L-667 (Charleston, West Virginia).